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'''Vaughn De Leath''' (September 26, 1894 – May 28, 1943) was an United States|American female singer who gained popularity in the 1920s, earning the sobriquets "The Original Radio Girl" and the "First Lady of Radio." Although very popular in the 1920s, De Leath is obscure in modern times. De Leath was an early exponent of a style of vocalizing known as Crooner|crooning. One of her Hit single|hit songs, "Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song)|Are You Lonesome Tonight?," recorded in 1927, achieved fame when it became a hit for Elvis Presley in 1960.
Birth nameLeonore Vonderlieth
Alias| birth_date = {{birth date|1894|9|26}}
Birth placeMount Pulaski, Illinois, United States
Origin| death_date = {{death date and age|1943|5|28|1894|9|26}}
Death placeBuffalo, New York, United States
GenreJazz, crooner, Dixieland
OccupationSinging|Singer, musician, radio performer, broadcasting executive
Instrument| years_active = 1920s-1930s
LabelVarious
Associated acts| website =
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